Engineering the future by transformative change

Tuesday 09:00-10:00 GMT, 1800-1900 JST
This webinar will discuss how transformative change can be triggered and supported with a particular focus on roadmapping and service engineering. Two speakers from the two institutions will share their research and practice.

Keywords: Transformative change, innovation, roadmapping, service, engineering, sustainability

Audience: University (researchers, students), industry (engineers, technologists, managers, strategists), government (policy makers and programme managers), etc.
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Yusuke Kishita
Associate Professor
School of Engineering
The University of Tokyo
Dr Yusuke Kishita is Associate Professor at the University of Tokyo. He was Visiting Academic Fellow at University of Cambridge (December 2019-February 2020). His research interests include scenario design for sustainable futures, circular economy, roadmap design, and backcasting. He holds PhD in mechanical engineering from Osaka University, Japan.
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Robert Phaal
Director of Research
Institute for Manufacturing
University of Cambridge
Dr Robert Phaal is based in the Department for Engineering at the University of Cambridge. He conducts research in the area of strategic technology management, with a particular interest in the development of practical management tools in technology-intensive firms. He is a chartered engineer, with a PhD in computational mechanics.
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Eoin O'Sullivan
Centre for Science, Technology & Innovation Policy
Engineering Department
University of Cambridge
Dr Eoin O'Sullivan is the Director of the Centre for Science, Technology & Innovation Policy in the Engineering Department of Cambridge University. Eoin’s research interests include comparative analysis of innovation systems; emerging technology innovation; intermediate R&D institutes; university-industry partnership models; and public sector technology foresight. Eoin collaborates closely with a range of national and international research foundations, innovation agencies and government policy-makers. Eoin has previously worked in various policy roles for the Irish Government, including Special Advisor to the Director General at Science Foundation Ireland. Eoin has a PhD from the Physics Department of Oxford University.
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Tatsunori Hara
Associate Professor
Research into Artifacts, Center for Engineering
School of Engineering,
The University of Tokyo
Dr Tatsunori Hara is an Associate Professor in RACE (Research into Artifacts, Center for Engineering), School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo, Japan. He holds BE, ME, and Dr. Eng. from the University of Tokyo. He won Dean's doctoral research award, Graduate School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo in 2009, ISSIP ICServ best paper award in 2020, and others. His research interests include service engineering, product service system, service design, and manufacturing system. He is an expert member of ISO/TC312 (Excellence in service) and the project leader of WG2 (Design of excellent services), contributing to ISO 23592 and ISO/TS 24082.
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